2021 Purple Martin season is in full swing. Lots of activity. First Martin showed up on 3/22, which is a bit later than last year. We still have more to arrive, as we usually have 71-72 pair, with around 290-300 fledglings every year.
The season started on February 11, when the first two adult males arrived. We currently have around 70 pair, and the last nest check showed 288 eggs across the entire colony. Current capacity is 72 pair. It is getting pretty tight space-wise, so we have decided to add a Gemini 24 rack for next season. We currently have 3 Super-24 racks.
Update 6/4/2020: We currently have 71 pair with a total of 298 hatched.
We added a new rack for the 2019 season. We currently have 70 pair, with a 72 pair capacity. Almost full capacity. About half of the babies have already fledged, so there is quite a racket out in the yard, specially just before they come pack and land for the night, roosting in the gourds.
They will be all gone in another month and a half, headed back to Brazil, where they spend the winter, and will be back in February next year. Most of these pair will return to our colony, even to the same gourd sometimes.